Reflections from the conference:

Vicki Lewis and Liza Rossie from Lyttelton Main School



Simone Duckmanton from Lyttelton West School
www.google.earth.com (download latest version) ..........................................................................................
Timeline (Click on ») shows pictures from as far back as the 70’s.
Measurement tools measures in m, km then you can compare environmental changes by also using the timeline tool.
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www.google.sketchup.com ............................................................................................
3D sketching tool
www.googlelittrips.com
Maps out the journey in books using google earth

You can map out children’s or your journey. Add flags for each stop and then add pictures, voice, or photos. This then turns into a movie.
www.fodey.com
Type in words and a little character (wizard) handwrites it for you.
www.ruletheweb.co.uk
Type in text and it appears on a bus as a slogan
www.picnik.com
Similar to Photoshop but free
Google ( + show options)
Timeline
It shows articles in relevance of time

Wonderwheel
Search a topic and it searches using a mindmap visual, this identifies other possible topics and links
Nick Leith from eTime:
I found the keynotes of Alan November particularly interesting. He raised some really valid points regarding the authenticity of knowledge our students are accessing on the internet. Example he raised were fake websites to demonstrate to students that info on the web is not all that it seems. As well as the whole issue of perspective from various cultural points if view. You can see some of the websites he demonstrated here:
http://www.archive.org/
This Website archives all the previous versions of the websites you know and don't know

Fake Websites. Heres some examples:
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
Save the 'Tree Octopus'



November Learning
Here's Alan's website 'November Learning' which has loads of useful resources to use


What I found particularly interesting was the motivation he noticed from students when they were preparing education based resources and how to guides using IT for their peers. He demonstrated some relevant examples of it in action, and to paraphrase, getting the students to do the work that we teachers are traditionally keep in or domain. Interesting ideas, here's some examples:
This website will answer every maths question you throw at it...and explain how it got the answer...how could you use it powerfully in the class?
Wolfram_Alpha.png
Click on the picture

Screen Casting using Jing:
Some of you will know about this already-it's an excellent tool for explanatory guides...all you need is a voice!
JIngII.png

Click on the picture

Heres some clips of Alan November spea
king at different engagements, but the them is similar...very interesting!